Nettle pudding has been declared Britain's oldest recipe, dating from When you think of old-fashioned English cooking, it probably conjures up images of roast beef or steak and kidney pie. But nettle pudding makes those dishes look like young pre
Nettle soup Get your gloves on to forage for wild plants like nettles - once cooked they have a spinach or cabbage flavour. Nettles the queen of herbs - more nutritious than spinach: higher in calcium, fibre and iron.
Carl Legge's foraged vegetarian nettle gnocchi is a wonderful inexpensive dish and offers two combinations: thyme & garlic butter or fresh tomato sauces. More great grub from our self-reliant chef on 'The Dragon's Tail', the Llyn Peninsula in Wales
Tudor cooking - The “Ryschewy” is the pasta parcel filled with a spiced fruit and nut paste, to “close and fry” tells you what to do with them. These are most probably a dish that came to England from the Crusades.